Colorado K-12 Schools COVID Outbreak List Updated

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The latest report on COVID-19 outbreaks of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is dominated by reports of spread in K-12 schools. The new list includes 38 such facilities, well over half of the total, with many of them in places where the use of masks in class among students and staff has been controversial.

The current standard for outbreaks differs depending on the setting. For residential health care facilities and correctional facilities, the department must confirm two or more cases of COVID-19 among residents, staff, participants, and others related to a specific location within fourteen days. However, at least five confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 over a fourteen-day period must be identified in all other locations before an outbreak is designated.

The 68 new or modified entries in the September 8 CDPHE report are down from the 83 entries on September 1, as detailed in our previous update. But that drop likely has more to do with the extended Labor Day weekend vacation than an actual drop in the spread of COVID-19 – and while the overall total is on the decline, outbreaks in K schools -12 have increased considerably.

The September 1 recap included new entries for 28 K-12 schools – double the fourteen ID’d in the state health department‘s August 25 survey. Of the 38 new K-12 outbreaks in the September 8 document, seven are in El Paso County, six in Douglas County, four in Mesa County, three in Arapahoe County, and one in Adams County. Among the most significant outbreaks are in two schools in Elbert County: eleven cases of staff and 21 cases of participants in one, five cases of staff and twenty cases of participants in the other.

Epidemics in health facilities have halved, from 34 on September 1 to seventeen on September 8; of these, fourteen specialize in the care of the elderly. Other notable outbreaks have occurred at Arkansas Valley Adventures, a rafting and zipline operation; the Department of Clinical Engineering at St. Anthony’s Hospital; a Boulder car dealership; and Belly Up, a famous concert hall in Aspen.

The number of active households in the state fell from 243 on September 1 to 291 on September 8.

Here are the 68 new or modified active outbreaks identified by the CDPHE in its September 8 report, including the date the outbreak became official and the type of people affected:

1.Arkansas Valley Adventures, Outdoor Entertainment / Recreation, Rafting & Ziplining, Clear Creek County, 8/20/2021, 15 staff cases
2.Backbone Fiber Systems, LLC, construction company / contractor, Larimer County, 2/9/2021, 6 personnel cases
3. Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center, Hotel / Lodge, Resort, Summit County, 9/3/2021, 6 staff cases
4. Belly Up Aspen, Indoor Entertainment / Rec, Concert Venue, Pitkin County, 9/2/2021, 12 participant cases
5. Boulder Shelter for the Homeless: August 2021, Shelter for the Homeless, Boulder County, 9/3/2021, 5 resident cases
6. Bradford Elementary School: August 2021, school, K-12, Pueblo County, 9/3/2021, 5 staff cases, 2 participant cases
7. Brookdale Fort Collins Assisted Living (2303WA): September 2021, Healthcare, Assisted Living, Larimer County, 7/7/2021, 7 resident cases, 2 staff cases
8. Brookdale Mariana Butte (2303F3): Aug 2021, Healthcare, Assisted Living, Larimer County, 9/2/2021, 1 resident case, 1 staff case
9. Brookside Inn (0205US): Aug 2021, Healthcare, Skilled Nursing, Douglas County, 7/9/2021, 9 resident cases, 4 staff cases
10. Caprock Academy: August 2021, school, K-12, Mesa County, 9/3/2021, 3 staff cases, 3 participant cases
11. Carmel Community School, School, K-12, El Paso County, 08/31/2021, 3 staff cases, 3 participant cases
12. Carver Elementary School Head Start, Child Care Center, El Paso County, 9/2/2021, 5 participant cases
13. Challenge to Excellence charter school: August 2021, school, K-12, Douglas County, 8/9/2021, 1 staff case, 7 participant cases
14. Colorado Early Colleges – Castle Rock, School, K-12, Douglas County, 7/9/2021, 7 participant cases
15. Colorado Veterans Community Living Center in Homelake (021013): September 2021, Healthcare, Skilled Nursing, Rio Grande County, 9/2/2021, 2 staff cases
16. Connect Charter School, school, K-12, Pueblo County, 9/3/2021, 2 staff cases, 3 participant cases
17. Corwin International Magnet School, School, K-12, Pueblo County, 5/09/2021, 2 staff cases, 15 participant cases
18. Coyote Ridge Elementary School, School, K-12, Larimer County, 9/6/2021, 1 staff case, 9 participant cases
19. Dolores Huerta Preparatory High School: August 2021, school, K-12, Pueblo County, 7/7/2021, 10 participant cases
20. Douglas County High School: August 2021, school, K-12, Douglas County, 9/1/2021, 7 staff cases, 27 participant cases
21. Elbert School, School, K-12, Elbert County, 7/9/2021, 11 staff cases, 21 participant cases
22. Elkhart Elementary School, School, K-12, Arapahoe County, 7/9/2021, 1 staff case, 7 participant cases
23. Flatirons Health and Rehab (02H512): Aug 2021, Healthcare, Skilled Nursing, Boulder County, 9/6/2021, 1 resident case, 2 staff case
24. Forest Ridge Senior Living (02D453): Aug 2021, Healthcare, Skilled Nursing, Teller County, 8/23/2021, 2 staff cases
25. Fruita Middle School: August 2021, school, K-12, Mesa County, 9/2/2021, 6 participant cases
26. Grand Junction High School: August 2021, school, K-12, Mesa County, 9/2/2021, 1 staff case, 5 participant cases
27. Grand Mesa Youth Services: September 2021, Correctional, Mesa County, 9/2/2021, 4 resident cases, 3 staff cases
28. Grandview Elementary School, School, K-12, Weld County, 9/2/2021, 7 participant cases
29. Healthcare Workforce Logistics – Greeley, Healthcare, Outpatient, County Weld, 08/27/2021, 5 Staff Cases
30. Heritage Elementary School: August 2021, school, K-12, Douglas County, 8/9/2021, 1 staff case, 4 participant cases
31. Interroll Engineering West, Inc., material supplier, industrial equipment supplier, Fremont County, 08/30/3031, 7 personnel cases
32. Jefferson High School, School, K-12, Weld County, 9/2/2021, 3 staff cases, 6 participant cases
33. Katherine & Charles Hover Green Houses (02F918): Aug 2021, Healthcare, Skilled Nursing, Boulder County, 9/3/2021, 3 staff cases
34. Larry H Miller Toyota – Boulder, car dealership, Boulder County, 7/7/2021, 7 employee cases
35. Legacy Academy, School, K-12, Elbert County, 7/9/2021, 5 staff cases, 20 participant cases
36. Lesher Middle School: August 2021, school, K-12, Larimer County, 7/9/2021, 2 staff cases, 10 participant cases
37. Limon Public Schools: August 2021, school, K-12, Lincoln County, 9/3/2021, 1 staff case, 14 participant cases
38. Lucile Erwin Middle School: August 2021, school, K-12, Larimer County, 9/6/2021, 6 participant cases
39. Melody Living of Colorado Springs (23P166): September 2021, healthcare, assisted living, El Paso County, 9/2/2021, 2 resident cases, 1 staff case
40. Denver Mental Health Center – Beeler House (2304H4): August 2021, health care, assisted living, Arapahoe County, 7/9/2021, 2 resident cases
41. Mountain View High School: August 2021, school, K-12, Larimer County, 9/6/2021, 9 participant cases
42. Orchard Avenue Elementary School: August 2021, school, K-12, Mesa County, 09/01/2021, 6 participant cases
43. Pagosa Peak Open School, School, K-12, Archuleta County, 7/7/2021, 1 staff case, 4 participant cases
44. Parker Performing Arts: August 2021, school, K-12, Douglas County, 09/01/2021, 7 participant cases
45. Pikes Peak Center (02B942): September 2021, Healthcare, Skilled Nursing, El Paso County, 9/1/2021, 1 resident case, 1 staff case
46. ​​Pioneer Technology & Arts Academy Colorado Springs, School, K-12, El Paso County, 9/2/2021, 1 staff case, 6 participant cases
47. Pueblo Chemical Agent – Destruction Pilot Plant: August 2021, Chemical Agent Destruction, Pueblo County, 08/30/2021, 17 personnel cases
48. Rainbow Head Start: August 2021, Child Care Center, Adams County, 7/9/2021, 1 staff case, 6 participant cases
49. RTD District Shops, Public Transportation, Denver County, 7/9/2021, 5 personnel cases
50. Ryan Elementary School: August 2021, school, K-12, Jefferson County, 9/1/2021, 2 staff cases, 4 participant cases
51. Sagewood Middle School: August 2021, school, K-12, Douglas County, 8/30/2021, 2 staff cases, 18 participant cases
52. Sand Creek International Elementary School, School, K-12, El Paso County, 08/31/2021, 3 staff cases, 16 participant cases
53. Shalom Park (0204NU): Aug 2021, healthcare, skilled nursing, Arapahoe County, 8/9/2021, 2 staff cases
54. Sierra Grande School: August 2021, school, K-12, Costilla County, 09/01/2021, 1 staff case, 6 participant cases
55. Sierra High School, School, K-12, El Paso County, 08/31/2021, 2 staff cases, 3 participant cases
56. Skyview Middle School: August 2021, school, K-12, El Paso County, 9/2/2021, 8 participant cases
57. St. Anthony’s Hospital – Department of Clinical Engineering, Healthcare, Acute Care Hospital, Jefferson County, 9/3/2021, 6 staff cases
58. Stratton Elementary School, School, K-12, El Paso County, 7/9/2021, 1 staff case, 4 participant cases
59. Swallows Charter Academy: August 2021, school, K-12, Pueblo County, 9/3/2021, 2 staff cases, 15 participant cases
60. ViewPointe Senior Living (230541): September 2021, Healthcare, Assisted Living, El Paso County, 9/2/2021, 3 resident cases, 1 staff case
61. Villa Manor Care Center (020451): September 2021, Healthcare, Skilled Nursing, Jefferson County, 09/01/2021, 1 resident case, 3 staff cases
62. Virginia Court Elementary, School, K-12, Arapahoe County, 9/2/2021, 2 staff cases, 6 participant cases
63. Vista Ridge High School: August 2021, School, K-12, El Paso County, 9/1/2021, 2 staff cases, 13 participant cases
64. Washington County Nursing Home (020162): Aug 2021, Healthcare, Skilled Nursing, Washington County, 09/01/2021, 3 staff cases
65. West Ridge Elementary School, School, K-12, Adams County, 9/2/2021, 1 staff case, 6 participant cases
66. Western Sugar Co-Op – Fort Morgan Facility, Food Manufacturing / Packaging, Morgan County, 09/01/2021, 5 staff cases
67. Wheat Ridge Regional Center— House B: September 2021, Health Care, Developmental Institution (Hospitalization), Jefferson County, 09/01/2021, 2 staff cases
68. Wilder Elementary School: September 2021, school, K-12, Arapahoe County, 9/2/2021, 1 staff case, 4 participant cases


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